Early Years Educator Level 3 Apprenticeship - Nature for Kids Nature For Kids- Abbots Langley

Are you looking to start your career in the education sector? If you are passionate about early years and education, then this is the role for you. The Early Years Educator develops knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work in a childcare setting, with the opportunity to take responsibility for leading childcare provision.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

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Closing date: 01 Jul 2024

Apprenticeship summary

  • Annual wage


    Discuss at interview

  • Working week

    Monday - Friday. Shifts and breaks to be confirmed.

    Total hours per week: 30.0

  • Expected duration

    18 Months

  • Possible start date

    01 Sep 2024

  • Date posted

    14 May 2024

  • Apprenticeship level

    Level 3 (A level)

  • Reference number


  • Positions

    1 available

What you will do in your working day

Early Years Educators play a key role in ensuring that young children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. They will work as part of a team to deliver the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) requirements set by Government for the learning, development, and care of children from birth to 5 years old.

An Early Years Educator:

  • Plans and supervises child initiated and adult led activities which are based around the needs and interests of each individual child
  • Supports children to develop numeracy and language skills through games and play
  • Has key person responsibility to help ensure each child feels safe and secure
  • Observes each child and shapes their learning experience to reflect their observations
  • Meets the care needs of the individual child such as feeding, changing nappies and administration of medicine
  • Works in partnership with other colleagues, parents and/or carers or other professionals to meet the individual needs of each child

The training you will be getting

Training is provided through a blended programme of individual and group training alongside virtual learning. The programme provides opportunities to share experiences with other apprentices and learn from experienced professionals. 

Training topics include:

  • Understanding how children learn and develop
  • Safeguarding, protection, and welfare of children
  • Understanding the value of play in early years  

Upon successful completion of the Apprenticeship and End Point Assessment, a Level 3 Early years Educator Apprenticeship qualification will be achieved.

Additional qualifications include:

  • Level 3 Early Years Educator in the workforce (Cache - The Early Years Educators)
  • Safeguarding Level 1
  • Prevent duty
  • Obtain or have level 3 Paediatric First Aid Certificate
  • Working towards level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English (where appropriate)

What to expect at the end of your apprenticeship

  • Practitioner in day nursery, nursery schools, reception classes and pre-school worker
  • Transferable skills invaluable in the wider world of work

Requirements and prospects

Desired skills and personal qualities

Communication skills, IT skills, Attention to detail, Organisation skills, Problem solving skills, Presentation skills, Number skills, Logical, Team working, Creative, Initiative, Non judgemental, Patience


GCSE or equivalent English, Maths (Grade 4) Desired

About the employer

Situated in St Lawrence’s Church Hall, Little Fawns Preschool and Forest School is an Early Years provision for children age 2 to rising 5, where they can gain a great foundation for their journey into education. We aim to provide high quality care and education for children below statutory school age, working in partnership with parents to help children learn and develop. The local community plays a big part in the life of the setting, using the different experiences widely available to enrich the children’s learning and development. Outdoor learning places a large impact on the day to day experiences that the children attending the preschool have. There is a garden area, access to many open green spaces within the churchyard, a woodland area and the local environment around the setting. These are used frequently by the children to enhance their learning experiences incorporating the outdoor environment as a second classroom


Nature For Kids- Abbots Langley


St Lawrences Church Hall

High Street

Abbots Langley


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Training provider


Adjustments for experience

You could reduce your training time, or finish your apprenticeship faster, if you have relevant prior learning or experience. This could be relevant:

  • training
  • qualifications, like an NVQ in a relevant field
  • industry or sector experience


Adam Baker


01438 791068

Apprenticeship standard

Early years educator

Level 3 (A level)

Demonstrating experience

If your application is successful, you will have a chance to discuss your relevant prior learning or experience with your training provider and employer. You will all need to agree any adjustments to your training plan.

You should be prepared to show your competence, and evidence of relevant qualifications

Employer's Application Instructions

Download and complete application form and send through to vacancies@esfapprenticeships.co.uk Direct and an application form will be emailed through to you.

This apprenticeship requires you to apply through the employer's website.

Apply now

Closing date: 01 Jul 2024